Each time we meet someone, we immediately form opinions about them. These opinions can be either good or bad. But, do you know, how do these opinions that we form for others affect us? Sounds interesting, isn’t it? Let’s find out…
Take a tray filled with sand and a bowl of oil
Apply 2 drops of oil on one palm and keep the other one dry.
Place your palms in two separate sand trays
Remove your hands and observe what happened
When you placed your palms in the sand, the sand did not stick to the palm which was dry. However, the sand immediately stuck on the oily palm.
Suppose that the sand represents the opinions that we have for people/places/circumstances around us. The oil represents the stickiness of opinions.
What did you like more? The sticky hands with sand or dry hands? This is what happens when we form opinions about others. The stickiness of it remains with us, which in turn affects our behavior with that person/place/situation. The situation or person can change but our opinion might not. Hence, we should try not to form any negative opinion against anyone.